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Low fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy, usually contrasted with high fantasy. Unfortunately, the formal definition has drifted from its popular definition, making it a rather confusing term.

Formally, low fantasy is any fantasy in which the primary setting is the real world, and magic intrudes. As you may suspect, there is a large overlap with magical realism and urban fantasy. Under this definition, low fantasy includes works such as Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising,…

In and around Sussex, a 'twitten' or 'twitting' is a narrow path between walls, fences, or hedges, especially on hills. The most common form is simply a narrow alleyway between two buildings, but longer lanes and back alleys might also be referred to as twittens, if they are a bit closed in. While by no means a requirement, twittens are more likely than your average alley to have stairs.

The word was first recorded in writing in 1801, but had probably been in use long…

Philadelphia style ice cream is what most of us would refer to simply as 'ice cream'.

At some point in the mid 1800s, ice cream vendors in Philadelphia started making ice cream without any eggs in. This was new, as the traditional 'French style' ice cream used egg yolks to make a rich custard base. The new eggless recipe resulted in a lighter, fluffier ice cream, and, as it happens, also eliminated the time-consuming step of cooking the custard base (the…

The Thief and the Cobbler, also published under the titles of Princess and the Cobbler and Arabian Knight, is an animated movie that is notorious for its long and terrible production history, defilement of an award winning creator's magnum opus, and several really shitty releases.


The Notorious Production

A story for you: Once upon a time, there was Canadian-British animator named Richard Williams. Some of his work included the…